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Here are the main takeaways from the massive blast that devastated Lebanon's capital Beirut.

Benjamin Netanyahu says he instructed his National Security Council to make contact with UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov "in order to clarify how Israel can further assist Lebanon".

Trump: Massive explosion in Beirut was likely an 'attack'

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Trump: Massive explosion in Beirut was likely an 'attack'

Prime Minister Hassan Diab said 2,750 tonnes of the agricultural fertiliser ammonium nitrate that had been stored for years in a Beirut portside warehouse had blown up.

Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

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Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

Bloodied and dazed wounded stumbled among the debris, glass shards and burning buildings in central Beirut as the health ministry reported late ...

Deaths and hundreds wounded in Beirut blasts: Red Cross

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Deaths and hundreds wounded in Beirut blasts: Red Cross

At least ten people were reported dead, medical sources told The New Arab’s Arabic-language site, adding that there were still bodies inside the ...

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At least 30 killed, hundreds wounded in Beirut explosion

At least 30 people were killed and over 2,500 injured in the blast that rocked Beirut's port, the health minister announced late on Tuesday.

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At least 50 killed, 2,750 wounded in Beirut blasts

At least 50 people were killed and over 2,750 injured in the blast that rocked Beirut's port, the health minister announced late on Tuesday.

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

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Soldier killed in explosion near school in Yemen's Taiz

An explosive device that was seemingly implanted onto a military vehicle detonated near a school in Yemen's third largest Taiz city on Saturday.

African Union to hold meeting on Ethiopian dam

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African Union to hold meeting on Ethiopian dam

The African Union is to hold a three-way meeting on Ethiopia's controversial Nile dam project on August 3 with Sudan and Egypt.

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Iran moves 'fake US aircraft carrier' to sea

Satellite images released on Monday showed a mock Iranian aircraft carrier was moved to the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

Iran protests US jet approach at UN

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Iran protests US jet approach at UN

Protests have been lodged with the International Civil Aviation Organization - a UN agency - and the Swiss embassy in Tehran that handles US ...

Iran to take 'political, legal measures' over plane incident

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Iran to take 'political, legal measures' over plane incident

Iran's mission to the UN will take its concerns to the Security Council, claiming US military jets "threatened" an Iranian passenger plane over ...

US fighter jets near Iranian passenger plane over Syria

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US fighter jets near Iranian passenger plane over Syria

A pilot has confirmed that two US fighter jets approached an Iranian passenger plane, forcing it to land in Beirut.

Iran arrests 'perpetrators' of last week's protests

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Iran arrests 'perpetrators' of last week's protests

The protests ocurred on Thursday "with a limited number of Behbahan residents gathering and shouting norm-breaking chants."

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US State Department declares ex-Egyptian PM immune from prosecution

Rights groups argue the US has been blackmailed by Cairo to dismiss a lawsuit against Egypt's former interim prime minister.

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Gunmen attack Lebanese army, kill one soldier

Gunmen have opened fire on Lebanese army forces in the northeast, killing one soldier.

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Clashes erupt between allied army units in Yemen's Taiz

Clashes were reported between different units belonging to Yemen's government forces, including UAE-backed fighters.

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Will Jordan revoke its peace treaty with Israel?

Annexation of the West Bank could be the final blow to Jordan's peace treaty with Israel.

Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

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Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

In-depth: The Syrian regime has become increasingly important to the UAE's geopolitical goals.

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UK's first online 'Muslim sex shop' set to launch

Habebee.com does not break the accepted rules of relations between husband and wife in Islam.

UAE, Egypt 'buying oil derivatives' from US-sanctioned Iran

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UAE, Egypt 'buying oil derivatives' from US-sanctioned Iran

US allies, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, have continued to purchase oil derivatives from Iran despite sanctions against the Islamic ...

Palestinian Authority-backed protest against annexation attracts low turn out

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Palestinian Authority-backed protest against annexation attracts low turn out

A protest against annexation in the West Bank organised by the party dominated the PA attracted only 200, AFP reported.

Migrant workers stuck in virus-hit Iraq

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Migrant workers stuck in virus-hit Iraq

Migrant workers in Iraq are stranded without wages by their employers, leaving them at risk.

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